Kan. Nurse in Pill Mill Case Appeals Bond Denial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Attorneys for a Kansas nurse accused of helping run a pill mill linked 58 accidental overdose deaths are appealing to a magistrate judge's decision to keep her in jail pending trial.

In court papers filed late Tuesday night, defense attorneys for nurse Linda Schneider ask U.S. District Judge Monti Belot to release her with electronic monitoring and other restrictions the court deems appropriate.

Her husband, Dr. Stephen Schneider, also is charged and was released in April.

Linda Schneider's attorneys argue that Magistrate Judge Donald Bostwick improperly shifted the burden of proof for release to the defendant. They also contend there are conditions of release that can reasonably assure she will appear for trial.

The couple is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon on a superseding indictment.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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